He's legend now, but the man was as odd as his myth. Long-haired, barefoot and nature-loving, John Chapman traveled the Midwest in the early 1800s planting trees and creating orchards for future settlers.
Sidney Rittenberg is one of the only American citizens to have joined the Chinese Communist Party. Though he was imprisoned for 16 of his 35 years in China, he still regards Chairman Mao as both hero and criminal.
Renee Montagne talks to classical music commentator Miles Hoffman about one of the most important conductors of the 20th century: Sir George Solti. This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Charles Dickens created some of the most famous child characters in fiction: Little Nell, Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. Dickens was also the father of 10, possibly 11, sons and daughters. Author Robert Gottlieb explores their lives and what Dickens was like as a father and a man.
A recent ABC News poll quizzed registered voters on this question: Of the two presidential candidates, who'd you prefer as a babysitter? President Obama currently leads Governor Romney as a choice 49 percent to 36 percent. But the question itself got us wondering — among past presidents, who'd be a better babysitter? We polled several historians to find out.
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